Corpus ID: 142380217

The Edge of Islam: Power, Personhood, and Ethnoreligious Boundaries on the Kenya Coast

@inproceedings{Mcintosh2009TheEO,
  title={The Edge of Islam: Power, Personhood, and Ethnoreligious Boundaries on the Kenya Coast},
  author={J. Mcintosh},
  year={2009}
}
  • J. Mcintosh
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • In this theoretically rich exploration of ethnic and religious tensions, Janet McIntosh demonstrates how the relationship between two ethnic groups in the bustling Kenyan town of Malindi is reflected in and shaped by the different ways the two groups relate to Islam. While Swahili and Giriama peoples are historically interdependent, today Giriama find themselves literally and metaphorically on the margins, peering in at a Swahili life of greater social and economic privilege. Giriama are… CONTINUE READING
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